POINT REYES MUSIC CENTER

A full spectrum music and arts learning center 
that names and nurtures your unique creativity

Director, Joyce Kouffman
Composer, cellist, guitarist, drummer and percussionist, producer, educator

 Whatever your age, our mission is to work with you over a span of time to build your skills and your love of music. All the arts are utilized in this process from storytelling, to writing poetry and songs, to drawing and taking photos and video. We also dance, throw and bounce balls for hand-eye coordination, tell jokes in rhythm, and aspire to be at the heart of childhood, no matter our age, at every opportunity.

  Private lessons, Classes, and Rock, Jazz, World Music and Classical Ensembles in numerous instruments

Family and Friends Music and Arts Retreats in scenic Point Reyes, California

 Recording and Composing workshops

Joyce Kouffman is also available to perform on jazz drums and gentle percussion, cello and electric cello, and ambient solo jazz guitar at your social events


Point Reyes Music  Center Announces a new rigorous hands-on musicianship and ear training  program for all ages! This is a basic Harvard College course (and children's prep course) in music skills made available to everyone, uniquely designed for each student's goals and pleasure! 

See details under "Classes and Lessons"


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Erudite, playful, deeply intuitive, Joyce Kouffman is a masterful, creative teacher/facilitator who listens to you and follows your creative energies in a special way.

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Classes & Lessons

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[coming soon]

  • A River of Words and Music DVDPoetry readings by Jane Hirshfield, Linda Pastan, and Robert Hass, accompanied by new music compositions by Joyce Kouffman, premiered before a sold-out audience on October 5, 2007.
  • Joyce has recorded and produced four CDs.  Joyce's solo recording If Bach Were Brazilian... features Cello, Guitar, Bass, and Percussion interpretations of J. S. Bach, with a danceable Latin touch. All instrumental parts performed by Joyce. This is a 20-minute preview CD.   (1999) and  (2004) feature pianist-composer Mary Watkins and other great musicians including Cindy Brown, Ruth Davies, and Don Braden.
  • Please write for a special limited edition of Joyce's poetry and music recording "Fierce Unruly Joy," with prize winning poet, Linda Pastan, and special guest vocalist LisbethScott !